Malaysia

  • Mujahid: Malaysian Haj quota increases to 31,600 from 30,200

    14 hours ago

    Mujahid: Malaysian Haj quota increases to 31,600 from 30,200

    SEPANG, Jan 22 — The official Haj quota for Malaysian pilgrims for this year’s Haj season has been increased to 31,600 from 30,200 last year, according to Datuk Seri Mujahid...

  • In Malaysia, are China’s citizens becoming the new bogeyman?

    21 hours ago

    In Malaysia, are China’s citizens becoming the new bogeyman?

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Are China’s nationals increasingly being cast by some Malaysians as the new bogeyman to put disproportionate fear into fellow Malaysians? Some analysts...

  • Ex-MCMC official charged with misappropriating funds for internet awareness scheme

    15 hours ago

    Ex-MCMC official charged with misappropriating funds for internet awareness scheme

    KOTA KINABALU, Jan 22 ― A former deputy director of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) claimed trial today to six charges of misappropriating funds...

  • Pangkor residents want Sungai Pinang Kecil Jetty reopened to ease traffic

    15 hours ago

    Pangkor residents want Sungai Pinang Kecil Jetty reopened to ease traffic

    IPOH, Jan 22 ― The residents in Pulau Pangkor urged the state government to reopen the Sungai Pinang Kecil Jetty as the Pangkor Jetty has become congested with tourists visiting...

  • Air France-KLM says not involved in Malaysia Airlines sale talks

    16 hours ago

    Air France-KLM says not involved in Malaysia Airlines sale talks

    DUBLIN, Jan 22 — Air France-KLM said yesterday it had previously held talks with the owners of Malaysia Airlines but was not engaged in current efforts to find new investors for...

  • Miti imposes anti-dumping duties on steel concrete from Singapore, Turkey

    16 hours ago

    Miti imposes anti-dumping duties on steel concrete from Singapore, Turkey

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — The government has decided to impose final affirmative anti-dumping duties on imports of steel concrete reinforcing bar from Singapore and Turkey after...

  • Report: Sungai Buloh Hospital hit by IT breakdown

    19 hours ago

    Report: Sungai Buloh Hospital hit by IT breakdown

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — An IT system breakdown at the supposedly high-tech Sungai Buloh Hospital over the past few days has forced patients to reschedule their appointments. The...

  • Grab Malaysia hopes to entice new drivers with RM800 in bonus and subsidies

    16 hours ago

    Grab Malaysia hopes to entice new drivers with RM800 in bonus and subsidies

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Grab Malaysia is offering RM800 in value to any Malaysian that signs up as a new driver-partner from now until March 31, 2020. On top of that, they have...

  • Report: Country Garden Malaysia cuts hundreds of jobs in restructuring move

    18 hours ago

    Report: Country Garden Malaysia cuts hundreds of jobs in restructuring move

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Property developer Country Garden Malaysia has let go hundreds of staff since last month amid a restructuring exercise, news portal EdgeProp.my reported...

  • Berjaya Corp to showcase palm oil recipes at its hotels, culinary schools

    17 hours ago

    Berjaya Corp to showcase palm oil recipes at its hotels, culinary schools

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 22 — Berjaya Corporation has joined hands with the government to promote palm oil use amid overseas campaigns, especially in the west, against the Malaysian...

  • ‘Get your house in order’: Syed Saddiq lambasts Pakatan allies for pressuring Dr M to resign

    1 day ago

    ‘Get your house in order’: Syed Saddiq lambasts Pakatan allies for pressuring Dr M to resign

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman strongly chastised his peers in Pakatan Harapan (PH) for constantly pressuring...

  • MACC arrests govt agency director in Kelantan over alleged fraud

    1 day ago

    MACC arrests govt agency director in Kelantan over alleged fraud

    KOTA BARU, Jan 21 — The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) arrested the director of a federal government agency over alleged fraud here yesterday. The arrest took place...

  • No changes to Selangor water tariffs, says minister

    1 day ago

    No changes to Selangor water tariffs, says minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Even though Stream B of the Langat Water Treatment Plant 2 (LRA 2 ) has been handed over to Air Selangor Sdn Bhd (Air Selangor), there will be...

  • SRC trial: Najib admits to being involved in RM4b loan application, denies expediting approval process

    1 day ago

    SRC trial: Najib admits to being involved in RM4b loan application, denies expediting approval process

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak today denied expediting the process which resulted in the RM4 billion loans and subsequent government guarantees from the Malaysian...

  • Deputy minister: No trace of coronavirus detected in Malaysia

    1 day ago

    Deputy minister: No trace of coronavirus detected in Malaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — No traces of coronavirus have been detected in the country, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee Boon Chye. He said 61 of the 267,054 passengers and airline...

  • Julau MP urges PKR political bureau to take action against leaders who defy central leadership

    1 day ago

    Julau MP urges PKR political bureau to take action against leaders who defy central leadership

    KUCHING, Jan 21 — Julau Member of Parliament Larry Sng today urged the PKR political bureau to take disciplinary action against party leaders who openly defy the central...

  • School teacher remanded for molest, rape of student in Melaka

    1 day ago

    School teacher remanded for molest, rape of student in Melaka

    ALOR GAJAH, Jan 21 — A school teacher is being remanded for seven days from today to facilitate investigations into alleged molest and rape of his 17-year-old female student,...

  • PLUS to close reload lanes from Jan 22 to Feb 3

    1 day ago

    PLUS to close reload lanes from Jan 22 to Feb 3

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) will close all reload facilities on the entry lanes from tomorrow until Feb 3 to ensure smooth traffic at toll...

  • Home Ministry: Religious status on MyKad will not be removed

    1 day ago

    Home Ministry: Religious status on MyKad will not be removed

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The government once again reiterated its stance that it will not remove one's religious status on the MyKad. The Home Ministry in a statement today said...

  • Fire Dept convinces man to climb down from tower in Sarawak after 30 hours

    1 day ago

    Fire Dept convinces man to climb down from tower in Sarawak after 30 hours

    KUCHING, Jan 21 — A man who climbed a 150-metre telecommunications tower in Bukit Mamaloh in Kanowit, Sarawak, and stayed up there for more than 20 hours since early yesterday,...

  • Zuraida: PPR guidelines to be released in June

    1 day ago

    Zuraida: PPR guidelines to be released in June

    PUTRAJAYA, Jan 21 — A guide will be introduced for new applications for the People’s Housing Project (PPR), which will include the implementation of the demerit system, said...

  • Highway concessionaires urge Putrajaya to make up mind on takeover bid by March

    1 day ago

    Highway concessionaires urge Putrajaya to make up mind on takeover bid by March

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The concessionaires of four highways in the Klang Valley hope the government will be able to make a decision on the takeover of the highway concessions...

  • IGP: Police to probe airport scuffle involving Papagomo

    1 day ago

    IGP: Police to probe airport scuffle involving Papagomo

    IPOH, Jan 21 — Police will investigate all parties involved in the incident at the Kota Kinabalu International Airport on Sunday where Umno Youth exco member Muhammad Azri Wan...

  • Bring it on, says Putra veep of potential charges for racial incitement

    1 day ago

    Bring it on, says Putra veep of potential charges for racial incitement

    CYBERJAYA, Jan 21 — Lawyer Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz today said he is ready to take on charges against him for his latest social media post insulting the ethnic Indians and...

  • Pahang joins push for athletes to wear Shariah-compliant attire

    1 day ago

    Pahang joins push for athletes to wear Shariah-compliant attire

    KUANTAN, Jan 21 — The Pahang government is also moving in the direction of getting Muslim athletes to don Shariah-compliant attire, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Wan...

  • Ahead of CNY, Johor appeals for Ayer Hitam-JB Expressway to be widened to six lanes

    1 day ago

    Ahead of CNY, Johor appeals for Ayer Hitam-JB Expressway to be widened to six lanes

    JOHOR BARU, Jan 21 — The Johor state government is urging Putrajaya today to approve the proposed extension of the North-South Expressway’s route between Ayer Hitam to Johor...

  • Perak recorded RM1.09b in revenue last year, says MB

    1 day ago

    Perak recorded RM1.09b in revenue last year, says MB

    IPOH, Jan 21 — Perak’s Pakatan Harapan-led government has recorded a revenue of RM1.09 billion last year, exceeding its target of RM1.03 billion....

  • Don’t forget those who have served, Johor Bersatu man says ahead of party polls

    1 day ago

    Don’t forget those who have served, Johor Bersatu man says ahead of party polls

    JOHOR BARU, Jan 21 — Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia secretary Mohd Solihan Badri today urged party members here to be sensible during the party’s upcoming divisional and...

  • Finance minister: Govt still discussing excise duty on vehicles

    1 day ago

    Finance minister: Govt still discussing excise duty on vehicles

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — The government has yet to reach an agreement with regards to the restructuring of excise duty policy involving locally assembled vehicles, said Finance...

  • Report: Air France-KLM proposes buying 49pc of Malaysia Airlines, JAL seeks smaller stake

    1 day ago

    Report: Air France-KLM proposes buying 49pc of Malaysia Airlines, JAL seeks smaller stake

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — Proposals to invest in ailing Malaysia Airlines include one from Air France-KLM which wants as much as 49pc while Japan Airlines is looking at a 25pc...

  • First in South-east Asia, Kuching rolls out hydrogen-powered bus service today

    1 day ago

    First in South-east Asia, Kuching rolls out hydrogen-powered bus service today

    KUCHING, Jan 21 — Kuching’s hydrogen-fuelled bus service launched today and earned the thumbs-up from Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg. It is also the first...

  • Sabah health minister shuts down Tanjung Aru primary school after Influenza A fells six students

    1 day ago

    Sabah health minister shuts down Tanjung Aru primary school after Influenza A fells six students

    KOTA KINABALU, Jan 21 — Sabah Health and People’s Well Being Minister Datuk Frankie Poon has confirmed Sekolah Kebangsaan Stella Maris has been ordered to close for a week...

  • Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia coalition defends Ikram over Islamic assault allegations

    1 day ago

    Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia coalition defends Ikram over Islamic assault allegations

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 21 — A non-governmental organisation (NGO) Gabungan Bertindak Malaysia (GBM) today defended Muslim group Ikram after the latter was accused of having Salafist...